Who has performed and done this,
calling the generations from the beginning?
I am the Lord, the first
and with the last(A)—I am he.”(B)

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Who has done this and carried it through,
    calling(A) forth the generations from the beginning?(B)
I, the Lord—with the first of them
    and with the last(C)—I am he.(D)

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10 “You are my witnesses”(A)
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“and my servant whom I have chosen,(B)
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.(C)
No god was formed before me,
and there will be none after me.(D)
11 I—I am the Lord.
Besides me, there is no Savior.(E)
12 I alone declared, saved, and proclaimed—
and not some foreign god[a] among you.
So you are my witnesses”—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“and[b] I am God.(F)
13 Also, from today on I am he alone,
and none can rescue from my power.(G)
I act, and who can reverse it?” (H)

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Footnotes

  1. 43:12 Lit not a foreigner
  2. 43:12 Or that

10 “You are my witnesses,(A)” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant(B) whom I have chosen,
so that you may know(C) and believe me
    and understand that I am he.
Before me no god(D) was formed,
    nor will there be one after me.(E)
11 I, even I, am the Lord,(F)
    and apart from me there is no savior.(G)
12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
    I, and not some foreign god(H) among you.
You are my witnesses,(I)” declares the Lord, “that I am God.
13     Yes, and from ancient days(J) I am he.(K)
No one can deliver out of my hand.
    When I act, who can reverse it?”(L)

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I will be the same until your old age,(A)
and I will bear you up when you turn gray.
I have made you, and I will carry you;
I will bear and rescue you.

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Even to your old age and gray hairs(A)
    I am he,(B) I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
    I will sustain(C) you and I will rescue you.

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17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man.(A) He laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid. I am the First and the Last,(B)

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17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet(A) as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me(B) and said: “Do not be afraid.(C) I am the First and the Last.(D)

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